In his own words, Kriton Lendoudis hates making speeches.

The Greek owner, however, made an exception to the rule of not delivering them on Sunday, during a glamorous pre-Posidonia show to mark his company’s 50th anniversary.

In a brief eight-minute address, Lendoudis paid special homage to his father Evangelos, the founder of Evalend Shipping, which still carries his name.